May 202015

Please note the centre will be closed Friday, 22nd and Monday 25th May for May weekend. 

We will also be closed on Tuesday, 26th May for an in service day. 

Children will return to the centre on Wednesday, 27th May at their usual times.

May 202015
                                                              It is Scottish Book Bug Week This Week!Bookbug

To celebrate this event all chidren are invited to come to nursery on Thursday, 21st May 2015 in their pyjamas. 

May 142015

All parents should now have booked an appointment time with their child’s key worker if your child is in their ante pre school year or with Mrs MacLaren if your child is moving on to school.  Dates for consultations for ante pre school children are as follows;

Purple Group                                                           Friday, 15th May 2015

Orange Group                                                          Monday, 18th May 2015

Blue Group                                                              Tuesday, 19th May 2015

Green Group                                                           Wednesday, 20th May 2015

Red Group                                                               Thursday, 21st May 2015

May 142015

Madras Family Centre – Duck Race

A big thank you to all who bought ducks and to all who went along on the day to support this event.  A special thanks to Mrs Gardner (Joel’s mum) for organising this and the ducky dip.  It is very much appreciated.  Our final total raised was a fantastic £456.00, this will be used to purchase additional resources as chosen by the children.

May 072015




A wee reminder of our annual sports day being held tomorrow, Friday, 8th May 2015.  All children to come to the nursery as normal and we will walk your child round to Neilston Primary School.  Times for parents meeting us at Neilston Primary are as follows;

AM Children            9.15am to 10.30am

PM Children            1.45pm to 3.00pm

Apr 242015

Check out our pupils section on our website where we have posted some great pictures of the purple group children enjoying the sunshine whilst carrying out their outdoor learning!

Every week we will be posting from another group what activities they have been learning.

Apr 242015

Following the success of the ‘Let’s Play Programme’ over the holiday period we would like to share some of the ideas of playing outdoor with more of our parents.  We are conscious of not organising too many parental events so have decided to make a change to the PLP meeting and will run a session for parents and children on outdoor play instead, this will take place at 11.00am and 12.30pm.

Monday, 27th April          Blue Group   

Tuesday, 28th April         Green Group

Wednesday, 29th April    Red Group

Thursday, 30th April        Purple Group

Friday, 1st May                Orange Group

Apr 022015

Easter rabbit

Madras Family Centre closes today for the Easter holidays. 

We will return on Monday, 20th April 2015. 

We would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter!

Mar 272015

We are in the process of creating a “wellie garden” in the nursery and any spare wellies you may have available to donate to this would be greatly appreciated.


Mar 122015

The Madras Parents Group in conjunction with the Neilston Play Group arranged a race night on Friday, 6th March and managed to raise a fantastic amount of £1214.00 which will be split equally between both groups.

Many thanks to all who supported this event.

Feb 252015

Madras Family Centre Parent Group is holding a Race Night to raise vital funds for the nursery at Neilston Bowling Club on Friday, 6th March 2015.  It would be greatly appreciated if you could come along and support this event to enable us to continue providing the same level of activities to your child.

Merlin Rocket Race Night 2015 Image #1

Feb 202015

Come along and share your child’s learning by viewing their personal learning plans – AM children at 11.15am and PM children at 3.15pm.

Orange Group                                                          Monday, 23rd February 2015

Red Group                                                               Tuesday, 24th February 2015

Purple Group                                                           Wednesday, 25th February 2015

Green Group                                                           Thursday, 26th February 2015

Blue Group                                                              Friday, 27th February 2015